Why I propose the economic solution? Because the war solution is off the table. Look at the humiliating defeat of the US in Iraq, look at Isreal's defeat in Lebanon, look at the resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan 5 years later. You can't beat this muslims because they are suicidal. They'll kill you anyway they can - kamikaze style if need be, they'll kill each other to break alliances, they'll use human shields, etc. The only way to beat them is by abandoning any regard for human rights, and that poses a huge PR problem. The problem with Isamofacism is two-fold. The first is the cultural problem of Islam itself. Mohammed had a 6 year old wife amongst his many wives, and he used murder to force conversions. In short he was a genocidal pedophile - yet a saint to many - a huge culture of violence problem. The 2nd problem is that all these Islamic nations are economically isolated from the global economy (no Burger Kind, no Starbucks, no Playboy). You have a bunch or rich oil oligarchs with fleets of Bentleys who don't want to invest in human resources for the future (secular education, economic development, free trade, ect.). To be fair their economic isolationism has its roots in western colonialism. We've supportted or put into power every dimwit dictator in the region so long as he was anti-communist and pro big western oil. Economically isolated and humiliated countries often turn suicidal-fasist. Look at Germany post WW1. The rest of Europe humiliated Germany after WW1, and a very long economic depression followed in Germany. Germany eventually turned suicidal and fascist and kicked their European neighbors ass in revenge. Same mentality in the Mid-East. They been economically humiliated for so long by their dimwit dictators we've supportted, put into power, or help stay in power - that now they're just itching for revenge as they fall further behind the economic race. Even if you think 911 was an inside job, the next 911 will not be because the level of hatred against us is now 100x greater. I think we have to cool all this threat of wars we can't win and focus on free trade and economic development instead, that's the only solution. Again, the war solution is off the table. A bunch of Hezbollah street thugs humilated the 2nd most powerful army (Isreal), and Iraqi thugs continue to humilate on a daily basis the strongest superpower the world has ever seen.